Birth through Kindergarten
The Ark is the Preschool Ministry at Woodridge. Our goal is to love and care for children while their parents hear the word of God in Sunday School and Service. They learn the love of Jesus through Bible stories, games, activities, crafts, and more. Our dedicated and experienced teachers lead children as they explore God's World. All Children's teachers and workers have had a background check in order to ensure the safety of the kids that attend.
The Ark is open for Sunday School and Worship for Babies–Kindergarten. Our children ages
2-Kindergarten attend Preschool Children’s Church during the 11:00 service. Our current service times are Sunday School at 9:30 and Worship at 11:00. There are seven age breakouts:
- Koala & Turtles- Babies Birth- 8 months
- Giraffes- Creepers & Toddlers
- Elephants- Ones
- Monkeys- Twos
- Zebras- Threes
- Lions- Fours
- Frogs- Kindergarten
Curriculum- How We Learn
During the 9:30 Sunday School Hour The Ark uses a Hands-on Bible Curriculum. Each week there is a Bible Point, Bible Verse and a Jesus Connection where we make the connection between the story and Jesus, the reason for the story. We also use Bible Discovery Paks where there are creative on hands Learning Labs to dig deeper into God’s word.
Children’s Worship- How We Praise
Preschool Children’s Worship is offered during the 11:00 service for our children ages 2 years of age – Kindergaten. Each week, children engage in songs that go along with the lesson being taught. Through movement and music, puppets and bible lessons children learn from the Bible in a way that will stick with them. Our hope is that throughout the week, children will sing and reflect on the songs they have learned.
On Wednesday night we offer choir and missions for 3 and 4 year olds (must be 3 by September 1st). They will spend 45 minutes in each group starting at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm. Choir will be learning by doing music and movement in many different ways. Missions will be learning about missions around the world. The choir will perform at least twice during the year.
This wall is designed for our newborns. Once the begin coming to church we will put your child’s foot print around the viewing window in the nursery. Their name and date of birth of your child will also be written under their feet.
Parents' Night Out
The first Friday of each month we have Parents' Night Out for our church members to have a night out knowing their children are enjoying a well-supervised, well-planned night of games, crafts and age appropriate movies. It’s a great night for Class parties or a date night. The cost for this is $4.00 per child. Registration is available on line or at the preschool check–in desk. Children must be registered by the Monday before PNO. Ages babies – 5th grades.